There’s no better way to impress your friends and family than with a gorgeous display of homemade sushi. Stuffed with brightly colored vegetables and easy to make in a rush, these deceptively simply vegan sushi recipes are guaranteed to leave dinner guests begging for more!
If there’s one thing the creative minds at Beyond Sushi know, it’s how to create delicious, clean, healthy meal options for anyone to enjoy. Next time you find yourself looking for a quick, impressive dinner, break out your rice cooker and get ready to prepare any of these healthy vegan sushi recipes!
On those nights your cravings are strong. Treat yourself to a night in, catered by Beyond Sushi. Just read through our menu options for inspiration and take advantage of our easy online ordering system.
Seasoning Sushi Rice
Before attempting to make any vegan sushi recipe, you want to start with the foundation of any great roll: well-seasoned rice.
Start by ensuring that your rice is actually intended for sushi. Unlike typical, long-grain rice, sushi rice tends to be smaller and stickier, allowing the grains to better stick together and hold their shape. Cook your rice, then set it aside.
In a bowl, combine rice wine vinegar, sugar, and a pinch of salt together until the sugar has fully dissolved. Some choose to add a drizzle of vegetable oil, but ultimately, the final ingredients and proportions are up to you.
There are many ways to combine the seasoning and rice, but we suggest spreading the rice over a long, flat surface, like a baking sheet. This makes it easy to ensure that all your rice is fully coated without having to handle it too much, which can lead to a gummy finish.
Vegan Sushi Recipes
Armed with an assortment of farm-fresh veggies and seasoned sushi rice, roll up your sleeves and get to work!
Avocado Cucumber Roll
With its blend of creamy avocado and crisp, sweet cucumber, this easy roll is a great place to start!
Begin by laying out your sushi rolling mat. If you don’t have one of these utensils, lay out saran wrap instead. Carefully spread out a thin layer of rice, and then cover it with a sheet of toasted seaweed. This base will form the first layer of most sushi rolls.
Thinly slice long strips of cucumber and carefully cover the entire center of the roll, leaving just the bare edges of the rice around the exterior exposed. Follow this with another layer of thinly sliced avocado.
Carefully roll the sushi together to form the traditional shape. If the rice has dried out, brush the exterior to help it become sticky enough to hold its shape once more. Gently squeeze the finished roll to help all the ingredients tightly seal together, then use a sharp knife to cut out the final slices.
Arrange on a plate and serve with a side of low-sodium soy sauce!
Tofu Sushi Crisp
This vegan sushi roll may take a bit of extra prep, but the final result is well worth the wait!
Start by pressing all the excess moisture from a block of extra firm tofu. Cut it into long, 1/ inch strips, coat it in a light layer of corn starch, then fry each strip until crisp. Set this aside to cool.
Prepare the base of rice and seaweed, as you did in the previous roll. Using the same process, pile this role with strips of fried sushi, crispy shredded carrots, vegan cream “cheese, and avocado. Then, roll up your finished product, slice, and enjoy!
The secret to this roll’s success lies in the use of “cheese” and avocado. When using heavier ingredients, like this fried tofu, a combination of softer, healthy fats helps bind the roll together and keep all the insides firmly pressed against one another.
For a savory, protein-rich alternative to the typical cool, crisp roll, check out this shitake sushi option!
Start by sauteeing sliced shitake mushrooms in a drizzle of sesame oil. Toss in fresh garlic and cook together until the mushrooms are soft and aromatic. Carefully place your steaming shitake mushrooms over your sushi base, then roll as usual.
No other ingredients are necessary! These flavorful, “meaty” mushrooms hold all the flavor you need on their own, making for a simple yet memorable roll.
Special Rolls with Beyond Sushi
There are few things more impressive than the ability to roll up delicious, creative vegan sushi, but this comes with a reason. Making your own sushi is an art, one that often takes years of practice to perfect.
While you work your way up and hone your skills, find inspiration from the experts at Beyond Sushi!
Our full menu has everything you need to find new, innovative flavors and rediscover your passion for vegan dining. With a unique combination of special rolls and classics– all touched by the unique Beyond Sushi flair– the brilliant minds behind our menu guarantee that everyone can find something new to love.
Enjoy a meal within any of our conveniently located restaurants all over the city, or place an order for pickup or delivery. Let us bring the flavor to your door!